Education & Outreach

We want you to get involved! The Philadelphia Water Department provides many opportunities for you to learn about water and play a part in the health of our rivers and streams, the source of your drinking water.

Fairmount Water Works

A National Historic Landmark, the Water Works is the region’s premier urban environmental education destination, connecting citizens to the past, present and future of Philadelphia’s urban watershed.

Financial Assistance

The Philadelphia Water Department offers a number of programs to help both residential and non-residential customers.

Community Resources

Our community outreach efforts provide information to our impacted customers and opportunities to work with the Department through innovative partner programs.

@PhillyH2O Blog

A rolling collection of stories, tips, and news powered by the people of the Philadelphia Water Department.


Search our historical collection that includes thousands of books, pamphlets, photographs and other material, spanning the 200 year history of water supply and drainage in Philadelphia.


With programs and opportunities for students of all ages, the Philadelphia Water Department is committed to enhancing education in area schools. Browse our resources.

Public Education

The PWD is a national leader in educating the public about the value of clean water and the need for public stewardship of our regional and local watersheds.


From annual events and contests to one of a kind activities, PWD is always up to something fun and informative.

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